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The Case for Global Fiscal Stimulus1

The Case for Global Fiscal Stimulus1 »

Source: The Case for Global Fiscal Stimulus

Volume/Issue: 2009/3

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Douglas Laxton , Michael Kumhof , and Charles Freedman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2009

ISBN: 9781455268368

Keywords: Financial sector, Financial crisis, Economic models, Central banks, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Spillovers, Stabilization measures, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy

This paper presents simulations with a multicountry structural model to show that worldwide expansionary fiscal policy combined with accommodative monetary policy can have significant multiplier effects on the worl...

The Debate on the International Monetary System1

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Source: The Debate on the International Monetary System

Volume/Issue: 2009/26

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Rupa Duttagupta , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2009

ISBN: 9781462331369

Keywords: International financial system, exchange rate, capital flows, international monetary fund, exchange rates, emerging markets

This paper considers options to address concerns related to functioning of the International Monetary System. Despite its relative stability, the current 'non-system' has the inherent weaknesses of a setup with a d...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

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Source: Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

This paper discusses appropriate methods for disclosing fiscal risks from exogenous shocks and the realization of explicit or implicit contingent obligations of the government. Expanding on previous guidance prepar...

Fiscal Multipliers

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Source: Fiscal Multipliers

Volume/Issue: 2009/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Martin Schindler , and Steven Symansky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462372737

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Capital markets, Consumption, Budget deficits, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Interest rates, Private savings, Taxes

This paper provides background information for policymakers on fiscal multipliers, including quantitative estimates. The fiscal multiplier is the ratio of a change in output to an exogenous change in the fiscal def...

Fiscal Policy for the Crisis

Fiscal Policy for the Crisis »

Source: Fiscal Policy for the Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2008/01

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Steven Symansky , Carlo Cottarelli , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2009

ISBN: 9781589067981

Keywords: Fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus, aggregate demand, interest rates, fiscal multipliers

The current crisis calls for two main sets of policy measures. First, measures to repair the financial system. Second, measures to increase demand and restore confidence. While some of these measures overlap, the f...

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

The global financial crisis poses significant challenges to fiscal policies in Sub-Saharan African countries. Growth will weaken considerably as export prices and volumes, remittances, tourism, and capital flows de...

Fiscal Space1

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Source: Fiscal Space

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455241125.004

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

This paper discusses appropriate methods for disclosing fiscal risks from exogenous shocks and the realization of explicit or implicit contingent obligations of the government. Expanding on previous guidance prepar...

Fiscal Multipliers

Fiscal Multipliers »

Volume/Issue: 2009/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Martin Schindler , and Steven Symansky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462372737.004

ISBN: 9781462372737

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Capital markets, Consumption, Budget deficits, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Interest rates, Private savings, Taxes

This paper provides background information for policymakers on fiscal multipliers, including quantitative estimates. The fiscal multiplier is the ratio of a change in output to an exogenous change in the fiscal def...

Fiscal Policy for the Crisis

Fiscal Policy for the Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2008/01

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Steven Symansky , Carlo Cottarelli , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067981.004

ISBN: 9781589067981

Keywords: Fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus, aggregate demand, interest rates, fiscal multipliers

The current crisis calls for two main sets of policy measures. First, measures to repair the financial system. Second, measures to increase demand and restore confidence. While some of these measures overlap, the f...